Forwarder charter operations to continue to provide stability

Forwarder charter operations are expected to continue to the main airport hubs as part of efforts to provide service stability. Speaking at the Takeoff Cargo event, which is taking place this week, industry leaders discussed the changing air cargo market.
In one discussion moderated by Steven Polmans, chairman of TIACA, Joachim von Winning, executive director of the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt at Frankfurt Airport, said that forwarders had launched freighter charter services to the main hubs in response to the loss of passenger operations.
While he expects longhaul bellyhold services to return and therefore volumes to increase at all airports, rather than just at big cargo hubs, he said that forwarders may well wish to continue to operate charter operations to the main hubs.